University of Pittsburgh

Anthony Infanti Available for Comment on Defense of Marriage Act Cases Before Supreme Court

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December 10, 2012

Pitt Law Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Anthony C. Infanti is available to comment on one of the laws that is being challenged in two petitions (Windsor v. United States and Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the United States House of Representatives v. Gill) currently up for review before the U.S. Supreme Court. That law is Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which provides, “In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the word ‘marriage’ means only a legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife, and the word ‘spouse’ refers only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or a wife.” 

 

“Some of the important issues that the Supreme Court may consider in Windsor and Gill include whether sexual-orientation-based classifications are subject to heightened court scrutiny and whether Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” said Infanti.

 

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